Tom Freemantle Perry

Tom Freemantle Perry

A while ago I put together a thread on Twitter that explored the remarkable life of Tom Freemantle Perry, a Southampton boy who fought with the ANZACs during the First World War. I first stumbled across Tom by chance when I encountered a newspaper article about him and as I…continue reading →
In Jane Austen’s Footsteps

In Jane Austen’s Footsteps

Jane Austen was born in Steventon, Hampshire, in 1775. She moved to Bath with her family in 1801, but the sudden death of her father in 1805 left Jane, her sister, and her mother, in a precarious financial position. The three women arrived in Southampton in 1806 and they moved…continue reading →